Lot 45: Tanasko Milovich, (Yugoslavian/American; 1900 - 1964), Lot of two works, Batik on cloth, 6" x 7" (image). 15 1/2" x 15 3/4" (frame)Platinum House
January 24, 2013
Indianapolis, IN, USALive Auction
(Yugoslavian/American; 1900 - 1964)
Lot of two works
Batik on cloth
c. 1930. St. Louis Artist's Guild Exhibition sticker verso.
Born in Yugoslavia, Tanasko Milovich emigrated to St. Louis in 1914. He studied at the Washington University of Fine Arts between 1921 and 1926, continuing his studies in Paris at L'Academie Collarossi and L'Academie Moderne with Jean Marchand. In 1928, he was honored at the Paris Spring Salon for design in batik.
Milovich returned to St. Louis in 1929 and taught batik at the Washington University School of Fine Arts. He remained a faculty member for 21 years. In 1950 he was appointed by the mayor to the St. Louis Art Commission. He was also a member of the St. Louis Artist's Guild, Group 15, and the Society of Independent Artists.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONSSt. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, 1926, 1929, 1931, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1964; Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Missouri, 1926; St. Louis Art League, St. Louis, Missouri, 1927, 1931, 1932, 1933; Spring Salon, Paris, France, 1928; Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas city, Missouri, 1930, 1934; St. Louis Society of Independent artists, St. Louis, Missouri, 1931, 1939, 1940, 1942; Seattle Museum of Fine Arts, Seattle, Washington. 1936; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, 1942 through 1962; Denver Art Museum, Denver Colorado, 1945, 1946; St. Louis Little Bohemia Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1946; Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, 1946; YM-YHA, St. Louis, Missouri, 1947 Academy of Art, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 1949; Immacolata Church Competition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1960; Retrospective exhibition: October 9-26, 1983, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
PERMANENT COLLECTIONSSt. Louis Central Library, St. Louis Art Museum , Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; National Art Gallery, Bosnia –Hercegovina, Yugoslavia; Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis,; Missouri Council House, St. Louis; Missouri Mary Institute,, St. Louis, Missouri; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois; Central Library, Belgrade, Yugoslavia Commissions: 10 large batiks; Stix-Baer & Fuller Department Store, St. Louis, Missouri; 3 large batiks, Aeolian Company, St. Louis, Missouri; Stained glass windows and podium, Ethical Society, St. Louis, Missouri; Terra Cotta Medallion, Church Hall; Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, St. Louis, Missouri
6" x 7" (image). 15 1/2" x 15 3/4" (frame)
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